CFA Asian Pacific Islander Caucus takes action at APALA convention

Members of the CFA Asian Pacific Islander Caucus joined delegates at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance convention in Anaheim last week for a twilight march to protest the emergence of white supremacist and other hate groups.

Lisa Kawamura, of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, explained, “The march was organized in response to Charlottesville; APALA wanted to show solidarity with the victims and to protest hate. It was great to march in solidarity with other union members in APALA.”

The convention was organized on the theme “25 Years of Resistance: Organize & Fight.” CFA leader Kim Geron serves as 2nd Vice President, one of APALA’s five National Officers who head the organization’s 35-member board.

APALA is the only organization in the U.S. of Asian American and Pacific Islander working people with the mission to advance worker, immigrant, and civil rights.

PHOTO (left to right): Lisa Kawamura, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Susan Chen, San Francisco State; Sue Pak, CFA Field Representative; Darel Engen, CSU San Marcos; Dorothy Maynard-Chen, CSU San Bernardino.